Naturopathy

breadth of natural treatment options

Naturopathy is a system of healthcare with a deep history of traditional philosophies and practices, medically trained practitioners and a breadth of natural treatment options to serve patients.

The naturopathic principles taught in most countries include

  • First, Do No Harm (primum non nocere)
  • Healing Power of Nature (vis medicatrixnaturae)

  • Treat the Cause (tollecausam)

  • Treat The Whole Person (tolletotum)
  • Doctor as Teacher (docere)

  • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

  • Wellness

The naturopathic modalities or therapies used around the world vary by country. Some of the most common naturopathic modalities include

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Botanical Medicine (Herbalism)
  • Homeopathic Medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture
  • Physical Medicine
  • Hydrotherapy – Water Cure
  • Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling
  • Hygiene Therapy

  • Nature Cure

Naturopathic practitioners use many different treatment approaches.

Examples include

 
  • Dietary and lifestyle changes

  • Stress reduction

  • Herbs and other dietary supplements

  • Homeopathy

  • Manipulative therapies

  • Exercise therapy

  • Practitioner-guided detoxification

  • Psychotherapy and counseling

  • Some practitioners use other methods as well or, if appropriate, may refer patients to conventional health care providers.

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